Another successful trip to the north of France. 50 Year 7 students and 4 members of staff (Mrs Harris, Miss Duncan, Miss Marboeuf and Mr de Gea) embarked on a day trip to Boulogne-Sur-Mer, France.
The early departure allowed our students to experience a day full of adventures. First, we drove to Folkestone, where we got on the shuttle. After a tiny delay, we stepped on French soil only 35 minutes later. Some of our students are still looking for the train station because their parents/carers told them we would be getting on a train!
First call was the bakery. The angry baker was even angrier than last year, and no croissant survived his wrath this time. His lovely and patient wife taught our students how to make different types bread using ingredients they normally use. Some excellent French from our students was heard during the duration of the croissant-making show.
It was then time for a tour of the town centre. Down time to grab some lunch and buy some souvenirs, as well as practise their French with real French people in a real French town.
After lunch, it was then time to see some animals. The Nausicaa Sea Centre welcomed us with a variety of sea animals: reptiles, fish, crocodiles, snakes, sharks and cute penguins. A quick pit-stop at the souvenir centre to spend some Euros and we were off to enjoy the next part of the trip.
Around the corner from the aquarium, only a five-minute walk and we were at the beach. We had a sunny and warm day to enjoy some sand games at the beach and play with friends, old and new.
For our last stop, we visited Cite Europe, an immense hypermarket where we had time to buy some dinner and spend our last Euros.
We left France just before 8.30pm to arrive in England shortly after. We thanked our drivers for driving us, thanked our teachers for taking us to France and looking after us and arrived home safe and sound in time for a well-deserved cup of tea.Our Year 7s bought some souvenirs from Boulogne and will also have some very good memories of a very successful school trip.
Mr de Gea, MFL Teacher